Monday, May 18, 2009

Imagine That

I'm actually accomplishing quite a bit during my little vacay. I may not be making appointments or "negotiating" with the local 0-3 program, but I'm keeping busy.

I took a total of 5 classes at the gym over 3 days last week. Sure, I was a little wore out, but I feel good. Doing so reminded me that I'm not completely lazy and that I have the capacity to get in shape again if I could only get the stars to align in my favor in my real life (as opposed to the fantastical fountain of free time I'm floating in until Friday).

I'm almost done reading The Year My Son and I Were Born, which I really identify with so far and am enjoying. When I get home, I'll have to share my previous two reads. I've been very fortunate that people have shared their books with me, so I'm glad to pay it forward. Be on the lookout for me to offer up Jewel and The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

I drove to Philadelphia to visit my friend on Friday and Saturday, which is always great even when we're just hanging out and running our mouths. I not only got to spend time with the new baby, but also got to go watch the baseball game of her older son. (Little kids playing sports is one of the cutest things ever to me.) Plus, I got a chicken cheesesteak just the way I like it and some water ice. Shoot, I was loving life.

After that, I drove to DE to my aunt's house and hung out with her and my cousin, the big time college graduate as of today. I got a home-cooked meal, in addition to some Red Lobster. I know it's fast-food seafood and all (guess who was a hostess-with-the-mostest in high school), but we don't have a RL near us and BD wouldn't want to go even if we did, so this was kind of a big deal for me. Mmmm, cheddar biscuits. We also did some shopping and talking, catching up on the time we've missed. This was my third trip there in the past 6 weeks or so and I was glad that this time it wasn't for such a sad occasion.

Tonight may be a quiet one for me. I missed the only class at the gym that I wanted to take, but I did perform a gasping, sweaty negotiation ritual run earlier today so I'm good for meeting my activity goal. The rest of the evenings this week look like they'll be full with dinners with friends and hopefully the much-anticipated viewing of The Little Mermaid. I say "hopefully" because Ticketmaster is so not my friend right now.

Never one to relax completely, I signed on to speak to some minority students at my alma mater on Wednesday evening. I guess someone figures that if I could do it, anyone can and I might be able to inspire someone. Honestly, my college years kinda sucked with the whole crappy personal issues, sucking at classes, etc. and I still made it out with a degree on time, so maybe they're on to something. I'm not looking forward to telling them what I do for a living now though. It's not exactly the most inspiring role I've played in my career.

Have I mentioned that the longer I think about it, the more I want to quit my job?

No? Well, it's true.

I don't know if that's possible since we kinda based where we currently live on two salaries, but I am so demoralized it's not even funny. More about that later.

My library time is ticking down so I'm off to find some good eats.


Shawndi84 said...

Hi!! It's been a while! I have had a lot of catching up to do! Are you all doing well? Hopefully from here on out I will stay on top of things and update my page!! :)

Wendy P said...

Chrystal - it sounds like you really needed these two weeks! I'm looking forward to hearing more.

Lisa Lindsey said...

Would LOVE to borrow Memory Keeper's Daughter... have heard a lot about it. Glad you've had some good personal time lately!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Cheddar Biscuits?!?!? You've got my mouth watering over here...I miss my cheese!!!